James Strachan wrote:
Tools like wikis are personal things; and folks tend to prefer to use
the tool they know.
That's a key point.
To make a switch you'd need:
1. Someone familiar with Confluence to lead the transition, convert
the existing website and wiki content, set up static export etc. Are
2. Buy in from Zookeeper's primary contributors, who will end up
writing and maintaining the documentation (Pat, Ben, etc.). I don't
really count, since I'm mostly a kibitzer here.
Also, with Confluence export, how does one deal with versioning? A
convenience of keeping documentation in subversion is that it gets
versioned with releases. By maintaining the trunk documentation to
match the trunk implementation, we automatically get documentation that
matches each version, but we can still maintain the documentation in
release branches. I don't see how this would not add overhead with
Confluence exports. If Confluence always represented trunk, and we
exported at release branch points, then it would be hard to patch
branched documentation. Maintaining multiple branches in Confluence
would add management overhead, since these would need to be synchronized
with subversion branching, tagging, etc. How have other projects dealt
with this issue?